What is Kiron?
Kiron Open Higher Education (gGmbH) is an EdTech nonprofit organization that provides access to higher education for refugees through scalable digital technology and strategic partnerships with universities and online education providers.
Study with Kiron
At Kiron, we empower our students to make self-determined choices about their future and academic careers, enabling an identity shift from refugee to student. Kiron’s program consists of tailor-made curricula, a digital collaborative platform and an extensive range of supportive services that enable refugees to begin their studies online while they work towards fulfilling formal requirements to apply to a university. In the online phase, students follow a digital, fully modularized curriculum based on mostly self-paced MOOCs on Kiron's online platform, the Kiron Campus (https://kiron.ngo/). They can choose between five study tracks (Business & Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Social Work), take additional preparatory courses and language classes.
Once admission requirements are met, Kiron assists students in applying to a university. If accepted, students may apply for university recognition of up to 60 ECTS of completed Kiron coursework, and continue studying offline towards an accredited bachelor’s degree.